Perhaps you’ve heard us making comments about Kisenosato’s bouts for this tournament. In response to Mike at Sumotalk’s insightful Orchestrating An Ozeki Run that the JSA would give a yusho to Kisenosato before tthe year was over, but that I thought they would wait until a bit later in the year. Well, it is possible that I may have spoken too soon. As of day 10 Kise is 9-1, with his only loss being on day 4 to Toyonoshima. With Hakuho losing a bout to Kakuryu (frankly if that was yaocho Hakuho is up for an oscar) Kise is now tied with the Yokozuna, and Hakuho still has to face all of the ozeki.
We want to hear from you. Here are all of Kisenosato’s bouts from the tournament. Take a look and tell us what you think. Leave your thoughts in the comments section as to which bouts, if any, you think smell funny.